Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply.
The objective is to promote renewal and development in research across all disciplines and thematic areas. Researcher Projects are to contribute to important new insights, scientific publication, researcher training and international research collaboration.
Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the research front. This call targets researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality and applies to all disciplines and research areas.
Funding is intended to give talented researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. This call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality
The purpose of this call is to increase international mobility and promote career development among researchers at an early stage in their careers, as well as to facilitate knowledge transfer to research groups in Norway. The call is targeted towards researchers at the post-doctoral level who are to spend two years at a research organisation abroad and the third year at a research organisation in Norway. This call is open for project proposals in all disciplines and areas of research.
This is notification of the coming call for 2021. More information relating to the call and available funding, as well as a final list of the thematic areas relevant under the call, will be published this fall.
Approved Norwegian research organisations in cooperation with relevant actors from the private and/or public sector or other public or private organisations can apply.
The objective is to promote cooperation to develop R&D expertise and capacity in areas of importance to society and business and industry. Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to help develop and promote new knowledge and to improve interaction and knowledge transfer between R&D groups and stakeholders in society in order to find solutions to important societal challenges.
The objective of this call is to further develop expertise and capacity in artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. Efforts are to help to move the research front, build vital competence and create new opportunities for people and society in the short and long term.
This call aims to promote increased industry-oriented research and development in tourism and hospitality, cultural industries, finance and retail/wholesale. To be eligible for funding, applicants must first have sought and received funding under the call for proposals, “Funding to Mobilise Service Industries for Research,” and carried out activities targeted towards establishment of collaboration and projects.
The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence
The purpose of this application type is to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.
Companies and public sector entities that are not research organisations can apply.
The objective is to encourage value creation and renewal in the business and public sectors. Innovation Projects are to help enhance competitiveness in new and existing business areas, strengthen the restructuring capacity of the Norwegian economy and the public sector, and increase interaction and knowledge transfer across stakeholders.
Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector is a funding instrument providing grants to business led innovation projects that make extensive use of research and development (R&D) to arrive at an innovative solution to a problem or opportunity in industry. Innovation Projects intends to deliver economic value for all companies and project partners involved, and for society at large from funding environmentally sustainable innovations and disseminating new knowledge.
The objective of this call is to encourage more companies with little or no experience in research and development (R&D) to incorporate research into their innovation activity.
The Research Council has established the Industrial Ph.D. Scheme to boost research efforts and long-term competence-building for Norwegian trade and industry through the recruitment of doctoral candidates.
Public sector bodies may apply for funding for a Public Sector Ph.D. project. A Public Sector Ph.D. project involves collaboration between a public sector body and a degree-conferring institution. The doctoral project must be based on an issue of relevance to the public body and must be carried out by an employee.
This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.
Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), approved Norwegian research organisations and micro-businesses originating in research organisations and/or TTOs can apply.
The objective is to promote greater commercial utilisation of R&D results from publicly-funded research in Norway. Commercialisation Projects are to clarify uncertainties related to the commercial utilisation of high-potential research results by answering questions that will prevent the project from moving forward in the commercialisation process if they remain unanswered
The purpose of a Qualification Project is to undertake initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results.
The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market.
Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply. Many calls for proposals require collaboration with trade and industry or stakeholders in the public sector.
The objective is targeted, long-term investment to strengthen and further develop outstanding and creative research and innovation groups, or to build up research groups in areas of key strategic importance. Research Centre provides a framework for calls under several different centre schemes that are designed to support the best research groups and lead to pioneering research and new innovations, or to strengthen key priority areas.
The Research Council is issuing a call for proposals to establish a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) in the field of wind power. Approved Norwegian research organisations may apply in cooperation with companies.
The SFF scheme gives Norway’s best researchers the opportunity to organise their research activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration and with long-term basic funding.
This is a notification about an upcoming call for proposals. More information relating to the call will be published during autumn 2020. The purpose of the call is to establish a centre for research on special needs education and inclusive practice. The centre is a long-term initiative with the overall goal to strengthen research on special needs education in Norway.
Approved Norwegian research organisations and publicly funded administrators of research infrastructure who cooperate closely with Norwegian research organisations can apply.
The objective is to promote and strengthen infrastructure that leads to innovative research and development. Research Infrastructure projects are to provide Norwegian research groups and companies with access to relevant, updated infrastructure that facilitates high-quality research.
Funding is available for establishment or upgrades of research infrastructure of national importance, including Norwegian participation in collaboration on the establishment or upgrade of international research infrastructures. Only applicants who submitted a mandatory project outline are eligible to submit a complete grant application under this call.
The call only applies to selected memberships in international research infrastructures. The relevant applicant groups have been informed.
Approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public sector entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities can apply.
The objective is to fund the planning, coordination and dissemination of R&D activities. Coordination and Support Activities are to promote researcher mobility, national and international networks, publication, dialogue, dissemination activity and more in connection with R&D activities.
Support for events is available to approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities in order to better equip them to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. Funding may also be granted for international conferences when the Norwegian applicant is the main...
The objective of the scheme is to increase the number of younger researchers who conduct a research stay abroad. International experience is important in building a career as a researcher. It helps to strengthen Norwegian research by increasing expertise and bringing new knowledge to projects. It expands networks and thereby provides Norwegian...
The purpose of this call is to encourage a greater number of researchers to conduct a research stay abroad and to increase international collaboration. International experience is important for building a career as a researcher. It increases expertise and expands networks, providing Norwegian research with greater opportunity to access the...
The PES2020 scheme helps to strengthen Norwegian participation under H2020 and improve returns in the form of project funding under the EU framework programme. The PES2020 scheme is designed to relieve some of the cost burden for Norwegian applicants related to the preparation of project proposals, and to raise the overall competence of Norwegia...
The purpose of this call is to create a framework to encourage more international collaboration.
The Research Council offers financial support to Norwegian institutions and companies seeking to participate in events that will provide them with greater insight into the Horizon 2020 framework programme.
The purpose of this call is to identify potential partners for future international, industry-oriented projects. Support may be sought for travel to any country outside the EU/EEA.
The “Borrow a Researcher” scheme is to increase cooperation between companies and the R&D community. It is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises that need greater in-house research competence for a given period and for researchers who wish to learn more about challenges in the business sector and provide assistance to R&D efforts in companies.
This call is only in Norwegian. Please see the Norwegian-language call for proposals for more information.
If you have applied to the ERC and advanced to stage two, but not been awarded funding, you are eligible for support to prepare a new proposal. The Research Council awards up to NOK 500 000 to applicants submitting a new grant proposal within two years of submitting the original one.
The aim of this call for proposals is to provide support for planning of potential Norwegian participation in the establishment of research infrastructure on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) Roadmap.
Funding is intended to contribute to increased R&D activity in service industries that are currently under-represented in the Research Council's trade and industry portfolio: tourism, cultural industries, finance and retail.
The purpose of support for networks is to strengthen collaboration on research and/or innovation between research organisations nationally and internationally, and between research organisations and other relevant stakeholders (companies, public entities or other organisations). Funding is to cover the applicant’s costs relating to the...
Are you going abroad with an MSCA Individual Fellowship? Or have you received a fellowship in an MSCA Innovative Training Network to pursue your doctoral studies abroad? If so, you may be eligible for an additional financial support from the Research Council.
Research organisations may apply for funding for establishment and operation of international research networks in the field of development.
The mobilisation projects will have more companies using research in their innovation efforts and getting companies already engaged in research-based innovation to raise their ambitions. This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.
The English call for proposals will be published soon.
The English call for proposals will be published in the month of September.
The SkatteFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme is a rights-based tax deduction scheme designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) activities in Norwegian companies.
We participate in the Nordic joint call for Alternative fuels and propulsion systems (energy vectors) for maritime transport with low-carbon impact, with up to NOK 5 million for Norwegian participation.
The Research Council participates in M-ERA.NET call 2020 with up to EUR 1 million for Norwegian participation. Please note that Norway participates only in battery-related research. Applications in other subjects will be rejected.